Do HCG Injections Work?

What Is HCG? 

Human chorionic gonadotropin (also known as HCG) is a hormone found in women who are pregnant. The HCG hormone helps maintain proper levels and production of progesterone and estrogen. When taking this injection, paired with a low-calorie diet, patients claim to have shed 1/2 to 1 pound a day.

How does it work?

Advocates for the HCG diet claim it can reset your metabolism and help you lose weight without feeling hungry. HCG is a "pro-hormone" which means it increases the production of other hormones in the body. Increasing hormone production in the body promotes weight loss; since hormone imbalance can be a common factor in weight gain.
Extreme dieting slows your metabolic rate and compromises your body's immune defenses. While you're shedding pounds quickly, your muscles break down in the process. Dieting while maintaining proper muscle mass is the only way to get the weight off and keep it off. While taking HCG, your body can produce more hormones, putting your body into an anabolic state. The appetite-suppressing hormone, combined with a calorie-restrictive diet allows your body to use fat stores for energy and lose weight rapidly without losing muscle density.

How Should HCG Be Administered?

Injecting the hormone into subcutaneous fat can ensure proper absorption. Taking the hormone any other way, such as sprays or pills, reduce the likelihood of therapeutic levels for weight loss.

Are there any side effects? 

Like all diet plans, there have been reports of mild side effects in some. These side effects include but are not limited to headaches, irritability, restlessness, and fatigue.
The hormone HCG alone is not enough to trigger significant weight loss. It is the combination of the restrictive calorie diet in addition to the hormone that makes the combination a success. To learn more about medical weight loss and HCG programs or find HCG Injections near Palm Harbor, Florida, visit Vitality Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine. Read more about hormone replacement therapies and find out if it may be right for you. Located at 2595 Tampa Rd Ste P, Palm Harbor, FL 34684